Well Control Engineering

Blowout Rate Modeling

Blowout Rate Modeling:

Understanding Maximum Flow Rates in Oil & Gas Wells

Blowout rate modeling uses multiphase simulations to calculate the maximum expected flow rate from producible reservoirs or target formations for a given well and reservoir configuration. The software used for these simulations is a well performance, design and optimization program suited for modeling most types of well configurations found worldwide in the oil and gas industry today. By modelling each component from the reservoir fluid, the reservoir flow potential and the pressure losses in the well, the software can calculate the maximum flow rate that a reservoir or a series of reservoirs could produce in case of a blowout.